IRAs

President Trump Signs Resolution Eliminating Safe Harbor Exemption for “State Auto-IRAs” Run by Local Governments

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products

So-called “state auto-IRAs” allow employees to contribute to an IRA program run by a state or local government with automatic payroll deductions that are made and submitted to the program by the employer. Recent Dept. of Labor (DOL) regulations provided safe harbor rules that could be followed to exempt state auto-IRAs from ERISA requirements.

State Auto-IRA Update- Congress Acts to Block DOL Rules Allowing State & Local Government Sponsored Retirement Programs

Topics: DOL, IRAs, Life insurance products, Regulation

Automatic IRAs allow employees to make contributions to an IRA run by a state or certain local subdivisions with automatic payroll deductions made and submitted to the state/locality by the employer (“State Auto-IRAs”). In 2016, the DOL issued regulations that provide State Auto-IRAs with a safe harbor exemption from ERISA requirements, while similar, private payroll…

Administration’s FY 2017 Budget – Part II- Targeting Retirement Plans & Savings.

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products, Qualified Plans, Retirement security, RMDs

The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take-aways, for AALU members, clients and advisors. The AALU WRNewswire and…

Paying Compensation to IRA Holder from IRA-Owned Business = Prohibited Transaction.

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products

Thursday, September 3, 2015WRM# 15-33 The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU Members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take- aways, for AALU members, clients...

Like Goldilocks – Not Too Much, Not Too Little, But Just Right… Balancing IRA Contributions and Distributions in Lifetime Retirement Planning.

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products, Qualified Plans, RMDs

Thursday, April 9, 2015WRM#15-13 The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU Members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take-aways, for AALU members, clients and advisors.…

Optimizing Beneficiary Designations for Retirement Plan Benefits.

Topics: IRAs, Life insurance products, Qualified Plans, RMDs

Thursday, March 26, 2015WRM#15-11 The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU Members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take-aways, for AALU members, clients and advisors.…

Administration’s FY 2016 Budget – Part II: Notable Provisions Relating to Retirement Plans and Savings

Topics: Annuities, Defined contribution plans, DRD, IRAs, Life insurance products, Qualified Plans, RMDs, Tax treatment

Thursday, February 19, 2015WRM#15-06 The WRMarketplace is created exclusively for AALU Members by the AALU staff and Greenberg Traurig, one of the nation’s leading tax and wealth management law firms. The WRMarketplace provides deep insight into trends and events impacting the use of life insurance products, including key take-aways, for AALU members, clients and advisors.…